Compare 1997 Acura CL vs 1997 BMW 3-Series

1997 Acura CL
1997 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe 2.2L Automatic Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CL 2-Door Coupe 2.2L Automatic Base 23 29 $20,358 $22,910
CL 2-Door Coupe 2.2L Automatic w/Premium Pkg 23 29 $21,291 $23,960
CL 2-Door Coupe 2.2L Manual Base 25 31 $19,647 $22,110
CL 2-Door Coupe 2.2L Manual w/Premium Pkg 25 31 $20,580 $23,160
CL 2-Door Coupe 3.0L Base 20 28 $22,313 $25,110
CL 2-Door Coupe 3.0L w/Premium Pkg 20 28 $23,512 $26,460
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318I 4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 318I 4-Door Sedan Manual 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
3 Series 318IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
3 Series 318IC 2-Door Convertible Manual 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
3 Series 318ICA 2-Door Convertible Automatic 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
3 Series 318IS 2-Door Coupe Manual 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
3 Series 318ISA 2-Door Coupe Automatic 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
3 Series 318TI 3-Door HB Manual 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3 Series 318TIA 3-Door HB Automatic 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3 Series 328I 4-Door Sedan Manual 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
3 Series 328IA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
3 Series 328IC 2-Door Convertible Manual 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
3 Series 328ICA 2-Door Convertible Automatic 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
3 Series 328IS 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
3 Series 328ISA 2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
3 Series M3 2-Door Coupe Manual 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
3 Series M3S 4-Door Sedan Manual 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
3 Series M3SA 4-Door Sedan Automatic 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
3 Series Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
3 Series Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,358
$22,755
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,910
$25,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$382 / month
$433 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.0 34.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.7 85.7
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 37.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.7 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 55.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.33 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.0 174.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.98 10.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.39 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.91 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.04 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 16.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P185/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3,064 2,976
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16" x 6.0" 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16" x 6.0" 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
PGM-FI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 4500 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.2L/132 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 5500 138 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.285 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.674 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.736 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.026 1.66
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.047 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.483 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura CL BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Central Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Wishbone w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 - TBD -

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